SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Almost 200 days after Sandy relocated the Jet Star roller coaster from a Seaside Heights pier to the Atlantic Ocean, work will begin to remove it.

Starting Tuesday afternoon, a barge will pull up along the Casino Pier and begin dismantling the metal structure. The process will continue around the clock and is expected to be completed in three days.

The company contracted to do the work, Weeks Marine, will also remove other debris from the ocean floor to make it safe for swimming and boating again.

Locals and visitors stopped by Monday to snap photos of the coaster, which became a symbol for Sandy's destruction, before it is gone for good. Many see the work to remove the coaster as a positive sign of Seaside Heights' recovery.